Subject: Dependency in devel/apache-ant
To: None <>
From: Chris Wareham <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/23/2005 12:52:51
The Makefile for devel/apache-ant has the following dependency:

   DEPENDS+=  crimson>=1.1.3:../../textproc/crimson

This drags in JDK 1.1.8, even if one of the sun-jdk packages is
installed. Crimson is an XML parser, which is superfluous if
sun-jdk[13|14] is installed as they come with a suitable parser as part
of the standard class libraries.

Could the apache-ant dependency on Crimson be removed? Should I raise a
PR for this change?